Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Finally Gets Regulatory Clearance


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Terrafugia, the company that developed the transition flying car, has finally received regulatory clearance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration allowing it to take the road when it hits the market next year. Thanks to the new exemptions, the vehicle can now use a polycarbonate windshield instead of those laminated safety glasses used on regular cars and special tires, allowing it to withstand the stress of landings. If everything goes according to plan, the transition should hit the market in late 2012.

[Via TechEblog]





9 Responses to Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Finally Gets Regulatory Clearance

    • Part of me wants to say: “Technically it is a roadable plane, not a flying car…” and part of me is waiting at at the vacant lot where they are going to be building the local dealership… :)

    • Part of me wants to say: "Technically it is a roadable plane, not a flying car…" and part of me is waiting at at the vacant lot where they are going to be building the local dealership… :)

  1. This is just awesome. Makes taking trips much easier, and I can give the TSA the finger!

    On a side note: Anyone got any texting while driving/flying jokes yet?

  2. does it get better mileage (or whatever term you use for aircraft) than a car though? or at least cheaper than taking a regular plane for flying somewhere.